El Dorado Kitchen

4.7
3478 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
El Dorado Kitchen blends sophisticated urban style with a relaxed wine-country spirit in a setting that is at once simple and dramatic, contemporary and comfortable. The restaurant offers a stunning stone courtyard for outside dining, a relaxing lounge with a fireplace for cocktails, and an inviting private dining room for the ultimate intimate gathering. El Dorado Kitchen is open for lunch and dinner daily.
Our restaurant is not pet friendly and only accept service dogs that are trained following the ADA guidelines.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3478 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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vipSusan
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We love EDK! It's been a favorite for many years and we're so happy it seems to have survived the pandemic. Our food was excellent...especially the corn chowder. Our only negative was that it took a long time to even be acknowledged, after being seated. The service improved rapidly upon actually being greeted and, to be fair, it was very busy. Of course, we'll return, again and again...as I said, a favorite.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch

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TonySF
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went to for lunch and had the fried chicken with mashed potatoes and cornbread and the tostada special. Both dishes were really good. Alex our server was the best! Great servic and checked on us often. We always go here when we are in town. Our favorite restaurant in Sonoma! They are being super careful with the social distancing and we felt safe dining here.

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DEBORAHC
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We ordered the pork chop but they brought something else. We sent it back and within 5 minutes they brought us a pork chop obviously something that was returned. The pork chop was dry and tough. Disappointing. My husband had the fish (cod)it was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Thank you Giorgio for the amazing recommendations and outstanding service! Came to celebrate and early Mother’s Day/ early bday! Will definitely be returning. Cocktails were delicious

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ConnieF
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food! We had a great waiter and loved the outdoor patio dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!!

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vipfm88
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The food was very good. Our server was excellent. The man at the front desk who sat us however was snarky and rude. He should be replaced. EDK is a wonderful spot but there are many choices in Sonoma and beginning lunch feeling insulted is not good business.

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MarkH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burger in Sonoma! Chef Armando provides consistently good food with a creative menu.

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turkishtexan
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was...OK. Not bad, but not great, and nowhere we'd choose to go again.

Overall the food was flavorful, but the kitchen seems to have a tendency to overdo things. The waygu carpaccio was doused in arugula slathered with a bit too much dressing. The crispy rock cod was excellent, really excellent, but suffered from being dumped into a bowl with too much stuff...greens, mashed potatoes. The roasted maitake mushrooms were over-roasted, so that the tops were crispy like potato chips.

The wines were good and the service was cheery, but a little inattentive, not because of the waiter but because he was saddles with a table of 11 very demanding guests seated right next to us.

The large table was also very LOUD, which was great for them...truly some inspired conversations...but as this was supposed to be a romantic birthday dinner for my wife I think the restaurant might have had the foresight to seat us somewhere else.

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vipWilliam
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Please treat chives as an item that should be mentioned in an item’s description.

Three of our six items had chives. No mention of them at all for any of the items.

And we specifically requested no chives.

Otherwise, tasty. Just sad you kept having to redo the items.

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SFKatie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 4 were seated outside. Delicious food, great wait staff, highly recommend!

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Jenn
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and service was impeccable! Danny went above and beyond and made our dining experience perfect!

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rentparisnow
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to El Dorado twice and both times the service was excellent and the food was consistently good. We had the mussels dish and it was delicious. Also an excellent collection of wines. Keep up the good work El Dorado.

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vipPatriciaW
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out with family. Special evening! We shared many great appetizers and we all ordered fun drinks. Our server was very helpful and we had plenty of delicious food. We liked tasting many different items since we ad not been out in months. :)

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LoverofallthingsCaliforn
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, drinks, and ambience! I'll definitely return!

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DougH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great server. Everyone was very accommodating with whatever we requested.

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RobinG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! we sat outside on the patio it was beautiful. There were trees and plants everywhere like you were sitting in a garden and there were white twinkly lights on the trees making dinner beyond pleasant. very relaxing. The service was outstanding as well, our waiter was friendly, attentive and knew the menu verbatim. Great service. The food was amazing also. When our food came we all had to take pictures because it too, was like a work of art. Everything we ordered was phenomenal I had the veggie risotto, my boyfriend ordered the pork chop, his mother ordered the rock cod and his father ordered the filet mignon. Everything was outstanding!

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vipChrisG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to take my grandma here and was absolutely blown away with the service, ambiance, food, and drinks!!! But the shining star at the El Dorado Kitchen HANDS DOWN is the waiter Giorgio!! He was out going, professional in a upscale New York Italian restaurant type of way, throwing compliments and jokes like Steph draining 3s....just when you think how’s he going to top that you hear him serenade a table for their birthday.

If you are reading this - STOP - and book a dinner at El Dorado kitchen to experience food and customer service that will exceed expectations!!

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KTR2
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

The food was not as we had anticipated based upon reviews. Salmon was raw in the center. The paella was dry.

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vipmike
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has it all - atmosphere, service, and great food. It is a comfortable respite from the often frantic pace of Sonoma places to eat.

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PriscillaC
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. We needed a place that implemented safe distancing protocols but also could accommodate a bigger group. EDK fit the bill perfectly! The staff was personable and attentive and the food was wonderful. The menu 100% satisfied everyone in our group and we even had dessert even though we were pretty full from appetizers, drinks and our entrees! Parking on the street was easy as well and we had a late reservation but the staff never made us feel rushed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their outside set up in adorable, food was delicious, cocktails were good, and server was outstanding.

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vipBill
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We had a lovely experience eating outdoors in the courtyard adjacent to the main dining room. We were seated promptly at the reserved time for lunch (11:30 a.m.). Our waiter was very knowledgeable about food and drinks and came promptly to take our orders. My order of chilaquiles included a very large serving eggs along with salsa roja, crispy tortillas, cotija cheese, and a sliced half avocado. The presentation was very attractive, however, while I really enjoy spicy food, this dish was dominated by hot sauce so I didn't enjoy the flavors of the other ingredients. My wife had the Tavern Ham and Gruyere Omelette. It was a very large serving and was tasty, but it didn't stand out from other omelettes she's had in the past. We would certainly come back in the future to try other offerings from the menu.

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DonnaS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. The patio is cute- but our table was next to huge white heater duct and the table was too small for 4 of us.

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MeganV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food with friendly service!

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vipNicoleM
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting Sonoma for the first time and the entire staff at EDK made us feel right at home. Amazing food and great vibes.

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vipRobertS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We discovered EDK in 2007 before moving to Sonoma, and now as locals we consider it one of the top 2 'special places' to dine in the Valley.

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rebeccaM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the paella is real. fantastic. nice cocktails. beautiful setting. loved it

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Donna
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful lunch on your beautiful backyard patio. Service, food, ambiance - everything was great.

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vipRRRBBM
San Francisco
90 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Wonderful food. Great venue. Outdoor seating was a bit tight. Service was earnest but over eager. Every "thank you" resulted in a "my pleasure.". Every request resulted in an "of course, sir.". Not a bad thing, just a bit rote and it did not come off as sincere. Give it time!

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vipLarry
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A very pleasant experience. Considering the adjustments needed for "social distancing" the ambiance was impacted negatively.

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Eatwell14
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place on Sonoma Square. Nice outdoor patio seating with fantastic food and helpful waiters!

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Docnomore
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we are regulars. EDK has helped preserve our sanity during the era of Covid constraints.

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vipNoofy
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very average food and ambiance.

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Rooster
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of our dishes were tasty and very well priced. We have dined on several other occasions and have never had a bad meal. Keep up the good work!

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ColetteB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at EDK (as the locals say!) The food was delicious and there were quite a number of options to accommodate my friend with Celiac. Our server Fernando was incredible. His energy was contagious and his care and concern over our dietary restrictions was top notch. Highly recommend eating here!

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vipsonomastan
San Francisco
134 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent choice for outdoor brunch. Remains a go to choice for reliable dining. Not the finest of fine dining but reliable and especially on the rear patio pleasant.
Would not recommend the tables on the street or sidewalk.

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ChrisD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time! Great food, great staff and great atmosphere! Love this place!

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vipMunchingMark
San Francisco
125 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After all these years, this was our first time to "EDK" and it was fantastic. Very pleasant surrounding, nice variety on the menu and an excellent staff to keep the food and drink coming. Special shout out to Rosie for her honest and helpful opinions and professional service. The corn cold chowder soup appetizer was memorable and always happy to see paella on ANY menu. The fried chicken was also a standout. Looking forward to making this spot a regular.

FAQs

El Dorado Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 996-3030.

El Dorado Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 3478 OpenTable diners.

El Dorado Kitchen does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://eldoradokitchen.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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